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Harvesting Pine Straw for Profit: Questions Landowners Should Ask Themselves

Production of nontimber forest products such as pine straw can be a good way for forestland owners to earn an income, especially when traditional timber markets are down. Pine straw consists of the needles that fall from pine trees. Fre…

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Talking with Kids About Daddy Going to Jail

Going to jail can cause confusion for many fathers and their children. Remember that although you will not be physically present in your child’s day-to-day life, you are still a parent and can continue to play an important role in your ch…

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Successful Aging Initiative

What is the Successful Aging Initiative?

The Successful Aging Initiative (SAI) program promotes health and estate planning for Alabama’s older adults, families, and caregivers.
The program uses Seniors CAN, a curriculum that edu…

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Urban 4-H Health Rocks!®

A curriculum designed to reduce tobacco, alcohol, and drug use among youth ages 8-14.

What is Urban 4-H Health Rocks!®?

Urban 4-H Health Rocks!® is a program designed to reduce tobacco, alcohol, and drug use among youth ages 8-14…

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Daily Money Management Guide for Caregivers

Professional Money Managers
If your parent or relative is having problems managing money, he/she is not alone. It is estimated that more than 500,000 older people in the United States need help with financial affairs. As a result, daily mo…

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Planting and Establishing Woody Landscape Plants

 Successful establishment of woody landscape plants involves a balance of soil, air, and soil moisture.

Take advantage of dormancy and the rainy season. Plant in fall or winter.
Analyze the site. Place plants ba…

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Rainwater Harvesting for Irrigation Water

While worldwide water consumption is rising at double the rate of the population, the amount of freshwater remains at only 2.5 percent of the world’s water resources. Rainfall replenishes much of the water we use; however, it is predicted t…

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Speak Up Alabama

Do you want to stand up for what you believe? Do you want to be able to inspire or educate people on important issues? Well, the two Speak-Up Alabama events are the 4-H events for you!
Speak-Up Alabama helps build your leadership, citizens…

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Lawn Tractor

The 4-H Lawn Tractor Project is part of the Healthy Living Program. The contest gives you a chance to learn about safety as well as show what you know about the care and operation of compact or garden tractors and riding mowers, lawn care, …

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Graphic Design

Use your creativity and artistic ability to promote your 4-H project area or program with graphic design. 4-H members are encouraged to develop their visual communication skills by also identifying locations to display their created materia…

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Interior Design

Wherever you live–country or city, house or apartment, private bedroom or one you share with a brother or sister–there are things to learn and do to make your home more enjoyable. Interior design is a great way to learn about design, co…

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